How To Design For Users With Dyslexia

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According to researchers, around 7.8 billion people globally have dyslexia, the figure might be far higher because many patients go undiagnosed. In any case, we know that hundreds of millions of individuals suffer from dyslexia.


We also know that dyslexia is not something that children grow out of, but rather a challenge that adults must learn to live with. 


As designers, we may anticipate that roughly 10% of our consumers would require specific design considerations to deliver an appropriate user experience. Failure to consider the needs of dyslexic users means ignoring at least 10% of your target audience.

Some useful tips for designing for people with dyslexia:

As a designer, building a point of interaction for users with dyslexia requires a ton of details. You need to consider design on cell phones as well as tablets and smartwatches.

  • Use san-serif fonts
  • Use larger fonts
  • Adjust letter/ Word Spacing
  • Avoid italics or underlining
  • Limit line length
  • Avoid carousel & rotating text
  • Use visuals cues where popular

What to do and what not to to?

What to do while Designing For Users With Dyslexia?

  • use images & diagrams to support text
  • Align text to the left & keep a consistent layout
  • Consider producing content in other formats(for example, audio & video)
  • Keep content short, clear, & simple

What not to do while Designing For Users With Dyslexia?

  • use large blocks o0f heavy text
  • underline words, use italics, or write capitals
  • to force users to remember things from previous page – give reminders & prompts
  • rely on accurate spelling- use autocorrect or product suggestions

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